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Probe of Silencers Leads to Web of Pentagon Secrets
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Pentagon, clandestine operations, federal court, investigation, silencers, destroyed evidence, Directorate for Plans, Policy, Oversight & Integration )

Judy
- 6 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The mysterious workings of a Pentagon office that oversees clandestine operations are unraveling in federal court. A criminal investigation has exposed a secret weapons program entwined with allegations of a sweetheart contract, fake badges and...
Let Contractors Fight the Islamic State, Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Says
Business  (tags: Erik Prince, Blackwater, ISIS, Africa, Frontier Services Group, private contractors, cashing in, Pres. Obama )

Judy
- 6 days ago - washingtonpost.com
As the fight against the Islamic State unfolds, the take of Erik Prince, the founder of the former private security firm Blackwater, is straightforward: If the United States is unwilling to send in ground troops, "let the private sector finish the job."
Christopher Columbus Driven By Ill Winds
Society & Culture  (tags: War & Peace, U.S., Canada, Indigenous, Human Rights, Central America, Caribbean, Cuba )

Judy
- 6 days ago - commondreams.org
He believed that God had chosen him specifically to see Christianity victorious "throughout the universe." And he would follow His command to convert or destroy Moslems, Jews and other non-believers.
A Murder Mystery at Guantanamo Bay
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: War & Peace, U.S., War on Terror, Guantanamo, Torture, War Crimes )

Judy
- 7 days ago - commondreams.org
America's plunge into the "dark side" last decade created a hidden history of shocking brutality, including torture and homicides, that the U.S. government would prefer to keep secret, even though many of the perpetrators are out of office.
Asset Seizures Fuel Police Spending
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: police departments, drug task forces, Equitable Sharing, asset seizure, misuse of funds, War on Drugs, abuse of power, Justice Department )

Judy
- 7 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Police departments and drug task forces across the country are benefiting from laws that allow them to take cash and property without proving a crime has occurred. Funds from "Equitable Sharing" constitute "a free floating slush fund."
Edward Snowden's Girlfriend, Lindsay Mills, Moved to Moscow to Live With Him
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Edward Snowden, Lindsay Mills, Glenn Greenwald, whistleblower, Moscow, CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras )

Judy
- 7 days ago - firstlook.org
"The fact that he is now living in domestic bliss as well, with his long-term girlfriend whom he loves, should forever put to rest the absurd campaign to depict his life as grim and dank." -Greenwald
WASHINGTON: Nursing Home Abuse Claims Lead to $38 Million Settlement With Feds
Business  (tags: nursing homes, Extendicare Health Services, Progressive Step Corp, Pro Step, improper health billing, nursing home abuse, negligent care, federal settlement, DOJ, false Medicare claims, Medicaid )

Judy
- 8 days ago - mcclatchydc.com
One of the nation's largest nursing home chains has agreed to pay $38 million to settle allegations that it improperly billed federal health programs for the poor and aging and provided unnecessary care, as well as "disturbing" substandard care.
A Wells Fargo Employee Asked the CEO for a Raise and Cc'Ed 200,000 Coworkers
Business  (tags: Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo employee, pay raise request, CEO John Stumpf )

Judy
- 10 days ago - washingtonpost.com
His plea was not just to get a raise for himself. His proposal to Stumpf? Use the company's profits to give every employee a raise of $10,000.
Farmers Fight Coca-Cola as India's Groundwater Dries Up
World  (tags: India, water, water use, agriculture, wells, Coca-cola, farmers, groundwater, aquifer depletion )

Judy
- 10 days ago - bloomberg.com
Savitri Rai winces as she recounts how police beat her when she protested against groundwater extraction at a Coca-Cola Co. plant near her farm in India. A decade later, she said her water supplies keep dwindling.
The Top Five Bank Bailouts We Never Heard About
Business  (tags: bofa, countrywide, doj, jpmorgan chase, SEC, settlements, taxes )

Judy
- 16 days ago - billmoyers.com
This should make you mad! While TARP sparked outrage, it wasn't the only bailout Wall Street bankers have enjoyed since their casino came crashing down around them.
 
 
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